LibriVox recording of The Profits of Religion by Upton Sinclair. Read by Michelle Harris. The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation is a non-fiction book, first published in 1917, by the American novelist and muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair. It is a snapshot of the religious movements in the U.S. before its entry into World War I. In this book, Sinclair attacks institutionalized religion as a "source of income to parasites, and the natural ally of every form of... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: christianity, religion, audiobook, librivox Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Librivox recording of A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Bird. Read by Laura Caldwell. Isabella Bird began travelling while in her early twenties to help alleviate illness that had plagued her since childhood. She was a single woman in her early forties when she made her treck through the Rocky Mountains. A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains details this fascinating account of her travels through a series of letters written to her sister, Henrietta. These letters are filled... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, travel, nonfiction, memoirs, letters, Rocky Mountain, Estes Park, Colorado,... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Mothers, warn your daughters! A young party girl gets involved with booze, drugs and men, and gets pregnant, with disastrous results. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Helen Foster, Nell O'Day, Glen Boles, Richard Hemingway, Virginia True Boardman
LibriVox recording of The Branding Iron, by Katharine Newlin Burt. Read by Roger Melin. From the cold and mountainous regions of Wyoming to the bright lights of the big city, The Branding Iron is the story of a remarkable woman, Joan Carver. Born of poor means, at a fairly young age Joan decides to leave her father and strike out on her own, but she is to face more difficulties and hardships than she had reckoned for, and the men she encounters on her way share different means of dealing with... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Librivox, audiobook, fiction, women Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Because a reviewer stated that the audio is out of sync with the video, here's a link to a different transcoding that was derived from a different source file: CLICK HERE Cornel Wilde stars in an excellent noir. This copy is sharper than the one that was already here. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Cornel Wilde, noir, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Robert Middleton, Lee Van Cleef,...
HELL'S HIGHWAY, story by Samuel Ornits, Robert Tasker and Rowland Brown; directed by Rowland Brown; an RKO Radio Production. At the RKO Mayfair. Frank Ellis . . . . . Richard Dix Johnny Ellis . . . . . Tom Brown Mary Ellen . . . . . Rochelle Hudson Blacksnake Skinner . . . . . C. Henry Gordon Pop-Eye Jackson . . . . . Warner Richmond Blind Maxie . . . . . Sandy Roth Matthew the Hermit . . . . . Charles Middleton Rascal . . . . . Clarence Muse Whiteside . . . . . Stanley Fields Romeo Schultz . .... ( 5 reviews ) Topics: 1932, RKO, Prison, Chain Gang, Gangster, Richard Dix
Ignored by his alcoholic parents, Jimmy Wilson (Robert Lowell) starts hanging around with some shady characters. After falling in love with a lounge singer (Mary Beth Hughes), Jimmy tries to impress her by doing jobs for her shady boss. After one of these jobs goes bad, Jimmy ends up on the run. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama
No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%. The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading,... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Eric Linden, Jean Parker, Gene Stratton-Porter, Limberlost
Richard Basehart becomes the target of an intense manhunt. You'll find that this copy is sharper than the version that was already here at the Archive. ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Richard Basehart, Whit Bissell, Jack Webb, noir, film noir
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071426/ Colonel Pete Moore (Glenn Ford) is commander of the Whitney Radar Test Group, which has been experiencing electrical difficulties aboard its aircraft. To ferret out the problem, he sends a four-man crew on Flight 412. Shortly into the test, the jet picks up three blips on radar, and subsequently, two fighters scramble and mysteriously disappear. At this point, Flight 412 is monitored and forced to land by Digger Control, a top-level, military intelligence... ( 8 reviews ) Topics: UFOs, Glenn Ford, Bradford Dillman
Allan (Anthony Perkins) is blamed for an accidental fire that killed his father (Kent Smith), disfigured his sister (Julie Harris) and landed him in an institution. Eight months later, partially blind and guilt-stricken, he's let out of an institution and rents a room from his estranged sibling in an effort to put his life back together, but someone is out for revenge and wants to drive him crazy. ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Anthony Perkins
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is the earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, made by the Selig Polyscope Company without Baum's direct input. It was created to fulfill a contractual obligation associated with Baum's personal bankruptcy caused by The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, from which it was once thought to have been derived. It was partly based on the 1902 stage musical, though much of the film deals with the Wicked Witch of the West, who does not appear in the... ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Wizard of Oz, 1910, L Frank Baum, Silent
The Film tells the story of a woman trying to protect her teenaged daughter from the horrors of war. The film won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Sophia Loren). It was the first time an actress won an acting award for a non-English speaking role. ( 13 reviews ) Topics: Drama, War
In a classic poverty-row noir, the protagonist struggles helplessly in the grip of inexorable fate. Currently rated 7.4 at the IMDB. This was the first poverty-row film chosen by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry, in 1992. Don't miss it. The copy you find here is sharper than the two that have already been uploaded. And the mpeg2 file contains nav packets, so you can load it into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and quickly create a DVD to watch on your television. ( 14 reviews ) Topics: noir, Tom Neal, Ann Savage, poverty row, suspense, P.R.C.
Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy pick up a hitch-hiker (William Talman) who turns out to be an insane escaped convict. The mpeg2 file is ready to be loaded into dvdAuthorGUI to create a DVD to watch on your television. ( 15 reviews ) Topics: suspense, terror, hitch-hiker, murder, convict
This is pure noir. Lizabeth Scott and Arthur Kennedy are a couple who receive a satchel full of money that was intended for someone else (Dan Duryea). He wants to turn the cash over to the authorities; she wants to keep it---no matter what the consequenses: "Jane, Jane, what's happening to us---what's happening. The money sits down there in an old leather bag and yet it's tearing us apart. It's poison, Jane. It's changing you, it's changing both of us." "Chances like this are... ( 15 reviews ) Topics: noir, suspense, murder, crime
Librivox recording of Moby Dick, or the Whale, by Herman Melville. Read by Stewart Wills Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique -- but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book's eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have... ( 18 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
This is believed to be the first feature film based on real life serial killers Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate. Mainstream Hollywood would not produce films inspired by the pair until a decade after this one. A number of films were inspired by the duo (some very loosely) and included such major examples as Terrence Malick's Badlands (1973) and Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers (1994) ( 14 reviews ) Topic: Horror
The action begins when a car occupied by the corpse of a sleazy private detective glides down a hill and winds up in front of a police station. (The title of the film stems from the fact that police stations used to have green lights at the entrance.) Currently (2010-02-23) the movie is rated 7.2 at the IMDB! Some of the stars are William Gargan, Carole Landis, John Ireland, Charles Russell, and Don Beddoe. Althought this film was already on this site, those who didn't want to download 4... ( 25 reviews ) Topics: William Gargan, crime, drama, noir, murder, mystery, police, reporters, John Ireland, Charles...
Alan Arkin and Rutger Hauer star in this award winning movie about the successful mass escape of 300 prisoners from the Sobibor Nazi death camp. Fine acting and production values make this film a worthwhile viewing experience. ( 28 reviews ) Topics: Alan Arkin, Rutger Hauer, Sobibor, Nazi, pdmovies
"Three gunmen, who have been hired to assassinate the President, hold a family hostage while waiting for their target. Interesting B film which focuses on psychopathic killer well-portrayed against type by Frank Sinatra." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates. 77 min. ( 34 reviews ) Topics: crime, drama, Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney